This guide will show you how to Jailbreak your iPod Touch 1G & 2G using redsn0w 0.8 (MAC)
Things you will need.
Note: Safari does not download the .ipsw files correctly - it decompresses them as soon as they're downloaded. We don't want that. Use Firefox to download the .ipsw, not Safari. Or you can ctrl+click the decompressed folder & click the compress button.
Also before you begin, be sure that you restore your iPod with the 3.0 Firmware BEFORE you Jailbreak! Just open iTunes and hold the option key and click RESTORE, then select the IPSW file that you downloaded above.
- iTunes 8.2 Click to DOWNLOAD For MAC
You only need to download ONE firmware depending on your device. You don't need both unless you are going to jailbreak a 1G and a 2G iPod Touch
- 3.0 Firmware for iPod 2G CLICK TO DOWNLOAD
- 3.0 Firmware for iPod 1G CLICK TO DOWNLOAD
- redsn0w 0.8 Click to DOWNLOAD For MAC
Alright now that you got your iPod ready, open redsn0w. You'll be greeted with the welcome screen, and asked to browse for your 3.0 .ipsw file. You should have already restored to it, so if you don't have it on your desktop, it will most likely be located at Macintosh HD/Users/(your name) Library/iTunes/iPod Software Updates/iPod2,1_3.0_7A341_Restore.ipsw
in your computer.
Browse to it and find it, and redsn0w should sit a sec saying processing, then tell you the IPSW has been successfully identified. Click Next.
redsn0w will run through a flurry of info in a popup window.
Next you'll be asked if you want to install Cydia. You do. Click Next.
K, this bit is a LITTLE tricky. You'll see the screen with instructions on entering DFU mode - only thing to be aware of is you should have your iPod Touch IN HAND when you press Next (after following the instructions to turn it off while connected), with your fingers ready to press Power and Home at same time - the instructions come fast, and are on a precise time limit. I had to do it twice.
Follow the instructions in holding down the power button and various steps.
Now you'll see the app telling you more info as it goes through its steps. During this time your iPod Touch will have some images on it as well.
Assuming all went well, that's it! Click Finish, and your iPod Touch will sit doing some more stuff about 2 minutes, then you're all good!
Note: If your iPod Touch won't start back up (just goes to Apple loading screen and stays), its probably because you didn't Restore to a fresh 3.0 BEFORE running this tool.
If you have any issues/questions please post them in the Jailbreaking Forum